City announces new public works director

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mayor Tom McNamara on Monday announced that he is appointing Water Division Superintendent Kyle Saunders as the city's director of public works. An employee of the city since 2011, Saunders takes over for Mark…

Rockford police investigate east-side shooting

UPDATE: A man who showed up at a Rockford hospital told police he was in his car with three children near Hunter Avenue and Broadmoor Drive when a person in another vehicle opened fire. It is not known whether anyone else was injured; the…

Pritzker seeks agriculture disaster declaration

By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is seeking a federal agriculture disaster declaration for all of Illinois following the state's soggy planting season. Pritzker says in his request to the U.S.…

Four men shot during argument

Staff Report ROCKFORD - An argument on Fourth of July turned violent Thursday night as for four were shot on Rockford's west side. Police say shortly after 10:00 p.m., Rockford officers responded to the 1100 block of Preston Street…

Your Horoscope – July 3, 2019

ARIES You’ll feel the need to improve your home’s security. Getting an alarm system, new locks and other state of the art equipment will grant you some peace of mind. TAURUS Your impulsive nature is hard to manage at times. You’ll…